Data Protection

Protection of your data is of the utmost importance for the German Design Council and we comply with all established data protection regulations. With this privacy statement, we would like to explain how your data is handled.

Personal Data
We collect data for the following inquiries:

  • registration for one our academy’s events
  • participation in a design award
  • entry in the Iconic Directory

Information is collected based on the type of inquiry and may include the form of address, title, first name, last name, institution of higher education, position, street, zip code, city, country, telephone number, e-mail address, company, value-added tax identification number and website

The German Design Council in Social Networks
In addition to the website, we are active on Facebook, Twitter and google+. You can gain direct access to social networks through the incorporation of social bookmarks on the website. We use your data provided in connection with this service purely for the purpose of providing you with the respective page and do not become privy to your login data.

You can find details regarding data protection regulations for Facebook at: 
You can find details regarding data protection regulations for Twitter at:
You can find details regarding data protection regulations for google+ at: 

This website utilizes Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical evaluation of visitors accessing the website. Piwik uses so-called 'cookies', which are text files that saved on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information created by the cookie as a result of your use of the website is saved on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after the processing and before it is saved. You may disable the installation of cookies by adjusting the respective settings of your browser software; however, we would like to point out in such cases that you may no longer be able to use all the features offered by this website to the full extent.

You have the right to object to the storage of your data at any time. In addition, you are entitled to request information on the data we have stored about you and, if the data is incorrect, to demand that it be corrected or, if the data is stored inadmissibly, that it be deleted.

Please send a request to:
Rat für Formgebung | German Design Council
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
D-60327 Frankfurt am Main

Or send an e-mail to presse[at]